Help me please!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by StayOriginal321, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. StayOriginal321 macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Mac, very new, and I am having a big problem.

    I downloaded some fonts because I do graphic design, and i went and deleted all of the fonts i don't use that were already on the Mac. (Big mistake i guess)

    Anyways, now my whole system is going crazy. i can't open certain apps. My Dock wont show up. I can't even find the trashcan.

    Can someone please tell me how to save my Mac?
     
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Archive & Install...

    why would you delete all the system fonts?
     
  3. StayOriginal321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because when i opened the program i do my graphics on I had all these fonts that i never used and it was making it hard to find ones i wanted to use, So i thought if i got rid of em, it'd be easier to navigate my fonts.

    Like i said, i'm very new, and i'm just comin from a Windows computer.:(
     
  4. StayOriginal321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and is there any way i can fix this without losing all of my files?
     
  5. rmh macrumors regular

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    As odinsride said, just do an archive and install. You'll have to move your files back manually, but at least they wont be lost.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    why would you make your entire post bold?
     
  7. StayOriginal321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, i think i fixed it without doing that.:D

    I went into Spotlight, typed TRASH, clicked the .Trash folder, and moved everything that was a font back into the font folder. Things seem to be running smoothly now. My apps are working again, and my desktop looks normal again.

    Does that sound right?
     
  8. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    they like the bold font?
     
  9. rmh macrumors regular

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    If it works, then yes. I just assumed the files were no longer able to be recovered. Congrats on fixing it :)
     
  10. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you are a real graphics designer, then you would have a font management software or be using Font Book to its full advantage.
     
  11. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Also, you are coming from WIndows... last I used Windows it didn't take kindly to things just being deleted, so why did you think it was a good idea here?
     
  12. StayOriginal321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was an accident, damn. Why don't you guys suggest something instead of just being ass.holes?
     

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